I'm absolutely delighted to announce that I was recently awarded a First Class honours degree in Creative Arts (majoring in Photography) through the Open College of the Arts (Buckinghamshire New University). It was the culmination of many year's part-time study with the College, exploring various aspects of Creative Writing and Photography, that has helped me to grow and develop as an artist.
As if that wasn't good enough, my final degree project, A Dozen Eggs, a socio-documentary exploration of my family, has been chosen for exhibition at the Bank Street Arts Gallery in Sheffield. It will run from 12 November to 3 December, with 2 gallery spaces exploring photographic display and a 'family home' installation.
I'm currently working on a submission for a PhD in Visual Culture, to begin next year, based upon photography within the family setting, so the exhibition will provide the foundation upon which to base the practical aspects of the study (especially from the viewpoints of anthropology and audience studies).